Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Preventative medicine is the best medicine. Tackle the problems today, so the worries of tomorrow can drift away. With the help of our veterinarians, you can have peace of mind knowing your pet has a working immune system to defend them from unwelcomed pests and parasites. To build a parasite prevention plan tailored to your pet’s needs, call us at 604-885-2309.  

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What is a parasite prevention plan?

A parasite prevention plan can be tailored to the needs, risks and lifestyle of your pet. This usually includes a regular prescription of preventative medication and grooming techniques to fully protect your pet against parasites. This helps boost the immunity of your pet while also preventing them from contracting and spreading any critters to other pets and humans. 

What’s the difference between internal and external parasites?

Internal parasites live inside the body of your pet and can cause infections in their internal organs. This includes common parasites such as tapeworms, roundworms and heartworms. External parasites tend to live on their skin such as ticks, lice and fleas, which can cause harmful diseases like Lyme disease. 

How do I know if my pet is infected?

For internal parasites, the best way to know is to get them tested and keep up-to-date with their preventative medication. Grooming can also be an effective hygiene technique to keep an eye out for any external parasites and changes to their skin. Symptoms to keep a lookout for include:

  • Red, flaky skin 
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss

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